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Gladys A. is 51 years old. She is divorced and has three children. One is still in school while the rest have completed senior high school and have been working for a while. Gladys lives with her children in a rented apartment in a suburb of Accra. She is a retailer of charcoal and fries yam and fish for her local community. Charcoal is a very popular source of energy for cooking in almost all the traditional Ghanaian homes. Gladys obtains her supply of charcoal from the villages and retails them to her customers. She wants to use the loan to buy more supplies of charcoal, yam, fish, and pepper to increase her stock and earn the proceeds she needs to get her own store.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Gladys to buy bags of charcoal, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009